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Birkedal group on the cover of Advanced Engineering Materials

The cover art illustrates 3D printed mother-of-pearl model structures

The group of Henrik Birkedal has recently published in Advanced Engineering Materials together with researchers from the Wyss Institute of Harvard University.

The paper (DOI 10.1002/adem.201770018) describes a new approach to studying complex materials by combining 3D printing with parametric modeling design tools traditionally used in architecture. The new approach is exemplified by a study of the importance of various structural design parameters for the mechanical performance of mother-of-pearl (nacre) like structures, one of which is shown on the cover. The paper was highlighted in Advanced Science News.

Cover: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/adem.201770018/abstract

Paper: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/adem.201600848/full

Highlight in Advanced Science News: http://www.advancedsciencenews.com/uncovering-natures-design-strategies/

Photo: Lise Balsby, AU Kommunikation

Contact information:

Associate Professor Henrik Birkedal, PhD

Gustav Wieds Vej 14

8000 Aarhus C



Gustav Wieds Vej 14 8000 Aarhus C Danmark hbirkedal@chem.au.dk